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King Dome Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,300'
Location: 34.0033, -116.1493 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 11, 2002
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Jason Rivera crimps and moves right past the third...


This tall formation sits all alone in the desert to the northwest of the main Hall of Horrors Area and can be a nice place to escape to if there are crowds there. Climbs here range from 5.6 to 5.12a with the majority in the 5.10 and under range with a nice assortment of both cracks and faces.

Some of the better routes here include Arturo's Special (5.8), Mission Impossible (5.11b) and Triumph Arch (5.11d).

Getting There 

Hike about 200 meters northwest from West Wall Outer (Buckets to Burbank Area) following a vague trail. The approach takes about 10-15 minutes from the parking area at Hall of Horrors.

Climbing Season

For the Hall of Horrors Area area.

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in King Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for King Dome:
Arturo's Special   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   King Dome - East Face
Tiptoe To Topanga   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   King Dome - East Face
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Featured Route For King Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Rivera crimps and moves right past the third...

Cosmic Dance of Sheba 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : King Dome - East Face
This well-protected face climb ascends the brown face visible in the photo just under the letter "M" of "KING DOME". The first 3 bolts are spaced about 4' apart, and the crux is between the second and third bolts. A fourth bolt, located up and right, protects the upper, easier section. There are no fixed anchors for this route, so bring a few TCUs and/or sling a flake if bringing up a second.Descent: walk off to climber's left....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: King Dome, Hall of Horrors, Saddle Rocks, Cowboy C...
King Dome, Hall of Horrors, Saddle Rocks, Cowboy C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Truly miles of piles of rox
Truly miles of piles of rox
Rock Climbing Photo: King Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
King Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: King Dome

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